Wednesday, 10 January 2018

10 January, 1594 - Buckingham

Here's what the Earl of Sussex's Men performed at the Rose playhouse on this day, 424 years ago...

Henslowe writes: R at buckingam the 10 of Jenewarye 1593 ... xxijs 

In modern English: Received at Buckingham, 10th January, 1594 ... 22 shillings

Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham,
one possible subject of this lost play
Today, Sussex's Men revived again their lost play Buckingham, which was probably a tragedy about one of the Dukes of Buckingham from English history; you can read more about it in the entry for 29 December, 1593.

After performing the play twice in three days to large crowds, Sussex's Men have now let Buckingham rest for a week and half before staging it again. It seems, however, that the Rose audience is no longer as excited about the play, as Buckingham received half what it did in the earlier shows.

Henslowe links


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